Bidvest acquires majority stake in Retroviral Digital Communications

12:33 PM (27 Minutes ago) Marketing News
Bidvest Media, a division of Bidvest Group Limited (Bidvest), the international services, trading and distribution company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, has purchased a majority stake in Retroviral Digital Communications (Retroviral).  

See your favourite novels come to life this month on Sony Channel

11:17 AM (1 Hour ago) Media News
Some of the world’s favourite novels come to life on the Sony Channel, channel 127 on DStv, this July so grab the popcorn and hot chocolate, beat the winter chill and watch some of the books that have made it to the movies.

Mediamark appointed as strategic sales partner for Gagasi FM and Heart FM

10:48 AM (2 Hours ago) Marketing News
MRC Media, shareholder in Gagasi FM and Heart FM, has appointed media sales house Mediamark as the strategic sales partner for the two regional radio brands. 

Jam Media appointed to look after Carla Zara’s PR needs

10:34 AM (2 Hours ago) New Accounts
360 degree communication agency, Jam Media has landed the PR, event management and digital marketing contract to launch new fashion boutique Carla Zara. 

Screen Africa named official media partner of Zanzibar International Film Festival 2015

10:26 AM (2 Hours ago) Media News
The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF), the longest running film-festival in East Africa and taking place from Saturday, 18 to Sunday, 26 July 2015 in Stone Town has partnered with Screen Africa magazine as an official media partner. 

Reaching consumers amongst the clutter

9:49 AM (3 Hours ago) Opinion
How do clients and brands reach consumers amongst the clutter? This is the one question that we as a media industry get asked year in and year out. So says The MediaShop’s digital strategist Kevin Ndinguri. 

SA Rugby magazine’s betting expert donates winnings to child’s cancer treatment

6:56 AM (6 Hours ago) Publicity News
The Money Man, SA Rugby magazine’s betting guru, will donate his recent winnings of R30 250 to five-year-old Junaid Arende’s specialist cancer treatment, Highbury Safika Media announced on Monday, 6 July. 

National Arts Council funded projects shine at the National Arts Festival

6:43 AM (6 Hours ago) Entertainment
Several dance companies and arts projects funded by the National Arts Council (NAC) of South Africa will be showcased at the 2015 National Arts Festival, which runs in Grahamstown from Thursday, 2 to Saturday, 11 July. 

Play Your Part app launched to make every day Mandela Day

15:34 PM (21 Hours ago) Publicity News
Brand South Africa in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation launched the Play Your Part for Madiba campaign to encourage citizens to make everyday a Mandela Day.

Academy of Television and Screen Arts choose Z-CARD® to generate awareness

15:14 PM (21 Hours ago) Marketing News
Looking for a different marketing tool to generate awareness around its Academy of Television and Screen Arts (ATV), the Academy of Sound Engineering (ASE) selected a custom-sized Z-CARD® to hand out to prospective students during presentations that it conducted at high schools.

The Strain returns to FOX

14:15 PM (22 Hours ago) Entertainment

The Strain returns in an all new second season on FOX, channel 125, DStv and channel 131, StarSat. The eagerly awaited second season kicks off on Monday, 13 July within hours of the U.S. premier.

The Legacy wins The Sing Off SA

13:48 PM (23 Hours ago) Entertainment

The public has spoken with, voting the Durban-based isicathamiya group, The Legacy, as The Sing Off SA Season one overall winner. The group walks away with  R250 000 in cash and a recording contract.

A mass market perspective on credit

13:41 PM (23 Hours ago) Advertising News
The financial services sector has a lot of ground work to do within the mass market, there is a sense of mistrust surrounding banks, which are often seen as a necessary evil rather than a growth enabler.

The KZN Science Centre returns from successful outreach trip to Zululand

13:41 PM (23 Hours ago) Publicity News
The KwaZulu-Natal Science Centre (KZNSC) was excited to welcome back its outreach teams returning from the career jamboree initiative in Zululand. 

July is Crime Month on Sony Channel

13:05 PM (23 Hours ago) Media News
July is Crime Month on the Sony, channel 127 on DStv, with the debut of the eleventh season of the television juggernaut CSI, which revolves around an elite team of forensic investigators. 

Provantage Media Group turns 12

11:29 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News

From humble beginnings and a staff count of three, to multiple offices, a staff count of over 100 and a significant footprint in SADC, Provantage Media Group celebrates 12 years in operation. 

Celebrate South Africa’s heritage at Franschhoek Uncorked Festival 2015

10:49 AM (Yesterday) Events
Franschhoek's wineries will open their doors to #Braai4Heritagefhk at the annual Franschhoek Uncorked Festival on Saturday, 26 and Sunday, 27 September.  

Ask Afrika identifies SA's most loved brands

10:29 AM (Yesterday) Awards

New Ask Afrika Icon Brands winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Johannesburg on Tuesday, 28 July. Ask Afrika Icon Brands are brands that are ubiquitous and quintessentially South African. 

Become part of the conversation with #Cancervive2015

10:01 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
The fifth annual Cancervive Awareness Ride takes to the road from 10 to 19 September 2015, with the main aim of getting communities across the country talking about cancer.

Manfred Zylla launches art book at National Arts Festival

9:40 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Cult Cape Town-based artist Manfred Zylla will be keeping things fierce at this year’s National Arts Festival with the launch of a new book of hard-hitting images that pays homage to Pasolini’s last film Salò.

Hidden market forces cause new products to flop

9:37 AM (Yesterday) Opinion
Great products are floundering because suppliers don’t know enough about their markets. As many as 75% to 80% of new products and services flop, according to research firm GfK. A lot of these innovations fail because suppliers lack vital knowledge about their markets. 

Rodriguez is coming back to South Africa in early 2016

9:24 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Big Concerts has confirmed that the legendary Rodriguez will be returning to South Africa to perform in Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town in January/February 2016. Presented by Jacaranda FM, Algoa FM, Bok Radio and kykNET. Another Big Concerts Experience.

Engen-Raizcorp programme beneficiary chosen for 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship

9:16 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
Engen is proud to announce that Lee Mark Du Preez, one of the brand’s successful local entrepreneurs on one of its Enterprise Development Programme’s, has been selected as a 2015 Washington Fellow, for the Mandela Washington Fellowship of Young African Leaders. 

Branding is as important for SMME’s as it is for large corporates

8:43 AM (Yesterday) Opinion
Brands are more important now than at any other time in history. Scott Goodson really touches upon the main elements of branding when he says, in his Forbes article, that brands are psychology and science brought together as a promise mark, as opposed to a trademark. 

Berita releases a music video for Sukundixhesha

8:05 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment

Gold selling, award winning artist, Berita, recently released her music video for Sukundixhesha on YouTube.

African EduWeek Award winners announced

7:57 AM (Yesterday) Awards
One On One Community Based Programmes, the SpellAfrica Initiative from Nigeria and technology company Edit Microsystems are just some of the winners announced at the inaugural African EduWeek Awards at a gala dinner at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. 

Asanda Maku joins the cast of B&B

7:57 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment

Actress and TV presenter, Asanda Maku, is back on screen as she takes on a lead role in’s new sitcom, B&B, which debuted on Saturday, 4 July.

Time is running out to enter the 2015 Pendorings

7:35 AM (Yesterday) Awards
There are only 28 days left to enter the Pendoring Advertising Awards. If you dream of the R100 000 Prestige prize and how a Pendoring award can give your career a real boost, don’t delay and get your entry ready. 

BASA’s #artMOVESme graffiti hoarding heads for the National Arts Festival

7:27 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Business and Arts South Africa’s #artMOVESme graffiti hoarding is heading for the National Arts Festival, giving festivalgoers and Grahamstown residents the chance to express the different ways that art moves them. 

Tree63 releases new studio album, Land

7:13 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Tree63 and Sony Music Entertainment Africa are proud to announce the release of the band's new studio album, Land, which hits music store shelves on Monday, 6 July 2015. 

Casual Day donations sustain a variety of organisations

6:56 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
In 2014, Casual Day was celebrated by over 2.5 million people who donated via a R10 sticker, to persons with disabilities. All in all R28-million was raised. 

Y&R South Africa climbs the creative league rankings following Cannes

6:46 AM (Yesterday) Awards
Following the 2015 Cannes International Festival of Creativity, Y&R South Africa has achieved its best ever ranking in the Creative Circle Ranking for Group Agencies in South Africa. 

Johannesburg gets its first IMAX theatre

14:37 PM (3 Days ago) Entertainment

Ster-Kinekor officially opened the doors of its fifth IMAX theatre in South Africa, and the first for the Johannesburg area, at its cinema complex at Cradlestone Mall, west of the city.

CANSA to spend Mandela Day in servitude of cancer survivors and patients

12:42 PM (4 Days ago) Publicity News

As part of Mandela Day, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is spending its 67 minutes in servitude of cancer survivors and patients. Employees and volunteers from 30 CANSA Care Centres country-wide will visit cancer patients.

Samsung Electronics cleans up at Cannes

12:13 PM (4 Days ago) Advertising News

Samsung Electronics has set a new company record by winning 27 awards in 20 categories at the world's largest advertising festival, the Cannes Lions. It is the second record-setting year for Samsung, after winning 16 awards in 2014.

Ponelelo; The People's Company

11:44 AM (4 Days ago) Marketing News

The Ponelelo Trust is a South African registered trust company, which has a B-BBEE Level 2 compliance, and directly benefits every Newsclip staff member through the disbursement of company profits. 

Nonzwakazi Cekete appointed editor of Move!

10:15 AM (4 Days ago) People on the Move

Nonzwakazi Cekete, former deputy editor and acting editor for the past two months, has been appointed the new editor of Move! magazine. 

Mango Groove, Freshly Ground and Susan Boyle to perform at Super Skouspel

9:51 AM (4 Days ago) Entertainment
Huisgenoot Skouspel, the pioneering Afrikaans music concert that featured at Sun City annually over the past 15 years, becomes Super Skouspel this year.

M-Net and kykNET to fund locally-produced film about abuse

9:43 AM (4 Days ago) Media News
M-Net Movies and kykNET have decided to throw their weight behind a new local feature film which aims to break the silence around woman and child abuse.

Art and sport in support of mental illness

9:38 AM (4 Days ago) Publicity News

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) will host a fundraiser at NiroxArt Park in support of mental health and wellness day on Saturday, 10 October.

Sanlam launches One Rand Family campaign

9:36 AM (4 Days ago) Marketing News
During National Savings Month in July last year, South Africans got to know the One Rand Man, a 32-year-old architectural consultant who received his salary for that month in R1 coins.

Zomato moves into the Eastern Cape

7:47 AM (4 Days ago) Marketing News
Zomato, the global online restaurant discovery platform, has announced its Grahamstown listing. The listing of all the restaurants in the small town went live on Wednesday, 1 July just in time for the largest annual theatre festival in Africa, the Grahamstown National Arts Festival

Why you should host a thought leadership event

15:23 PM (4 Days ago) Editorial Desk
Thought leadership is one of the most effective marketing tools out there. Not only does having a solid thought leadership strategy help you to position your brand as an expert in the industry, but it is also a way to generate new leads and sales conversations.

Flume: Creatively Calculated

15:13 PM (4 Days ago) In Focus
What do you get when two different personalities start a business together? It depends on the personalities. In love, there is the saying that opposites attract. The same can be said of business. Where one is weak, the other is strong. And as any good businessman will tell you, you need more differing opinions than ‘Yes-men’ at a boardroom table. 

Jonathan Lumley to head up promotions at two Kagiso Media stations

14:55 PM (4 Days ago) People on the Move

Kagiso Media has appointed Jonathan Lumley to head up promotions at East Coast Radio (ECR) in KwaZulu-Natal and at Jacaranda FM in Gauteng.

Al Jazeera English to premiere Agora: From Democracy To The Market

14:50 PM (4 Days ago) Media News
Ahead of the Greece referendum, Al Jazeera English are set to premiere part one of the award-winning documentary - Agora: From Democracy To The Market. Part one will air on Friday, 3 July at 20:00 with the second part following on Friday, 10 July.

Drink wine, save rhinos

14:34 PM (4 Days ago) Publicity News

Mount Vernon’s Rhino Tears wines are now available for purchase through a newly launched e-commerce site. All proceeds from the sale of the wines are given to the Unite Against Poaching trust. 

All Africa Conference to unpack African media

14:00 PM (4 Days ago) Events

The 16th annual Pan African Media Research Organisation (PAMRO) will meet at the All Africa Conference in Tanzania to hear speakers from Africa, the Middle East, the United States and Europe unpack the latest in media research methodologies being utilised globally, with a focus on Africa.

Ads24 says don’t forget the informal sector

13:39 PM (4 Days ago) Advertising News

The Unilever UCT Institute has conducted studies for a report on the informal communities of South Africa. And they have deducted that “informal is the new normal”. There is loads of untapped spend in South Africa and advertisers need to be aware of this.

Drama for Life Community Education Project now in its fourth year

11:51 AM (5 Days ago) Publicity News

The Drama for Life Mvuso School and Community Education Project brings together a group of practicing artists mainly from Soweto and school educators from selected schools in Soweto to receive a one week intensive short course training in applied theatre and drama methodologies with Drama for Life at Wits University.

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